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John M. Albertine is one of America’s
foremost authorities on corporate governance, having served as a
director of 17 publicly listed companies, including American
Precision Industries, Inc., Thermo Electron, BBN, and
Intermagnetics. He is currently Chairman of Albertine Enterprises,
Inc., Chairman of the Board of Semco Energy, Inc. served for four
years as Vice Chairman of Fruit of the Loom, and is one of nine
Trustees for the Virginia Retirement System, which manages $30
billion in assets. Dr. Albertine was formerly Chairman of the
American Business Conference, a coalition of 100 medium-size,
fast-growing companies based in Washington, D.C. Dr. Albertine is
frequently heard on National Public Radio’s Market Place, appears
on ABC and NBC television and has been quoted in the Wall Street
Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek,
Business Week, and Fortune magazine. Dr. Albertine holds a Ph.D.
in economics from the University of Virginia, and was formerly
Executive Director of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee.
Dr. Albertine specializes in structuring business transactions,
and works directly with many private and public equity firms to
raise capital for enterprises.
James J. Albertine
James J. Albertine is the Immediate
Past President of the American League of Lobbyists, and has been
recognized as one of the premier lobbyists in the nation’s
capital. He is currently President of Albertine Enterprises, Inc.
Prior to joining Albertine Enterprises, Mr. Albertine was Senior
Vice-President of the American Health Care Association (AHCA)
based in Washington, D.C. He also served for four years as the
Director of Government Affairs for the American Society of
Association Executives (ASAE). As the top government affairs
professional at ASAE, he was responsible for the entire range of
public policy issues affecting non-profit and professional
association executives from more than 19,000 associations.
James Albertine specializes in raising funds from public sources,
and is recognized as a leader in public finance. The business of
Washington, D.C. is largely government-based, and Mr. Albertine
has obtained funds to grow many types of enterprises from public
sources. In one case a U.S. manufacturer of all terrain vehicles
(ATVs) achieved funding through Mr. Albertine’s efforts from
Congress and the Department of Defense to develop a product that
it now sells through commercial channels as well. Mr. Albertine
has obtained funding for high-tech enterprises from the Department
of Energy, the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and
Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
(DHS). Mr. Albertine specializes in the field of biotechnology,
and is currently in the process of obtaining funding from the
Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services for
a developer of a medical compound designed to counter multiple
drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) that might be used in a
bioterrorist attack against the United States.
Bart S. Fisher
Bart S. Fisher has been recognized as
one of the founders of the field of international trade and
investment law in the United States. He attended Harvard Law
School (J.D., 1972), The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
International Studies in Washington, D.C. and Bologna, Italy (M.A.
1967 and Ph.D. 1970) and Washington Unversity (B.A. 1963). He was
elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Washington University and awarded The
Brookings Institution Fellowship in 1968.
Dr. Fisher currently practices law in Washington, D.C. as Managing
Partner of the Law Office of Bart S. Fisher in Washington, D.C.
From 1972 through 1994 he practiced law at Patton Boggs LLP, where
he was a partner as of January 1978. He has also been a partner at
Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, and Of Counsel with Porter,
Wright, Morris & Arthur, Bryan Cave, and Dorsey & Whitney.
Dr. Fisher is a Professorial Lecturer in American Foreign Policy at the
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and has
taught international trade and investment at the Georgetown
University School of Foreign Service, George Mason University, and
the Elliott School of International Affairs of George Washington
University. He has written four books and many articles on
international trade and investment, including International Trade
and Investment: Regulating International Business, which has been
used as the standard casebook in many law schools in the United
Dr. Fisher has worked since 1980 to develop the commercial
relationship between the United States and China. He has had a
broad and diversified law practice with China involving
international trade, investment, intellectual property law, and
criminal enforcement actions. He was also Chairman of China Direct
Trading Corporation (CHDT.OB) from 2000 through 2003; worked since
1982 with American Bar Association efforts to assist legal reform
in China; been hosted as a member of the Board of Directors of The
Center for Democracy on foreign policy missions by the Chinese
People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs; worked with the Red Cross
Society of China to promote the international exchange of marrows
with the United States; worked with Temple University to establish
the first American law-degree granting institution in China; and
is now undertaking an effort on behalf of the Give Life
Foundation, of which he is Chairman, to bring a pair of pandas
from Sichuan Province to the North Carolina Zoo. He was Counsel
for China’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Economic
Cooperation (MOFTEC) in 1999 and 2000.
Dr. Fisher specializes in assisting
enterprises that want to maximize the synergies between the U.S.
market, the largest market in the world, and China, the fastest
growing economy in the world.
Dr. Fisher is in charge of the J J & B office in Beijing, China.
He currently has 20 ongoing projects in Beijing, Shanghai,
Guangzhou, and Qindao.